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Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Daylights Out Of Us?
TEC ^ | 1-25-2012 | Michael T Snyder

Posted on 01/24/2012 5:55:52 PM PST by blam

Are George Soros, The IMF And The World Bank Purposely Trying To Scare The Living Daylights Out Of Us?

Michael Snyder
January 25, 2012

Over the past couple of weeks, George Soros, the IMF and the World Bank have all issued incredibly chilling warnings about the possibility of an impending economic collapse. Considering the power and the influence that Soros, the IMF and the World Bank all have over the global financial system, this is very alarming. So are they purposely trying to scare the living daylights out of us? Soros is even warning of riots in the streets of America.
Unfortunately, way too often top global leaders say something in public because they want to "push" events in a certain direction. Do George Soros and officials at the IMF and World Bank hope to prevent a worldwide financial collapse by making these statements, or are other agendas at work? We may never know. But one thing is for sure - many of the top financial officials in the world are using language that is downright "apocalyptic", and that is not a good sign for the rest of 2012.

Right now, George Soros is saying things that he has never said before. Just check out what George Soros recently told Newsweek....

“I am not here to cheer you up. The situation is about as serious and difficult as I’ve experienced in my career,” Soros tells Newsweek. “We are facing an extremely difficult time, comparable in many ways to the 1930s, the Great Depression. We are facing now a general retrenchment in the developed world, which threatens to put us in a decade of more stagnation, or worse. The best-case scenario is a deflationary environment. The worst-case scenario is a collapse of the financial system.”

Later on in that same article, Soros is quoted as saying that we could soon see the U.S. government using "strong-arm tactics" to crack down on rioting in the streets of major U.S. cities....

As anger rises, riots on the streets of American cities are inevitable. “Yes, yes, yes,” he says, almost gleefully. The response to the unrest could be more damaging than the violence itself. “It will be an excuse for cracking down and using strong-arm tactics to maintain law and order, which, carried to an extreme, could bring about a repressive political system, a society where individual liberty is much more constrained, which would be a break with the tradition of the United States.”

It almost sounds like George Soros is anticipating the same kind of a breakdown of society that many survivalists and preppers are getting ready for.

So how bad are things going to get?

Well, George Soros is publicly warning that the coming financial crisis could end up being even worse than 2008. Just check out the following quotes from him that appeared in a recent Businessweek article....

Billionaire investor George Soros said Europe’s sovereign-debt woes are “more serious” than the financial crisis of 2008 and that the world faces the prospect of a “vicious circle” of deflation.

“We have a more dangerous situation now than in 2008,” Soros, 81, said in response to a question at an event in the southern Indian city of Bangalore today. “The crisis in Europe is more serious than the crash of 2008.”

But George Soros is not the only one issuing these kinds of warnings.

Once again, the head of the IMF, Christine Lagarde, has made a speech in which she openly warned that we are heading for a repeat of the "1930s".

She told an audience in Berlin on Monday that the globe is facing "a 1930s moment, in which inaction, insularity and rigid ideology combine to cause a collapse in global demand".

During the speech she called for a trillion more dollars to support financially troubled governments, and she made the following statement....

"It is not about saving any one country or region. It is about saving the world from a downward economic spiral."

As I wrote about the other day, the World Bank has also been using apocalyptic language about the global financial situation. In a shocking new report, the World Bank revised GDP growth estimates for 2012 downward very sharply, it warned that Europe could be facing financial collapse at any time, and it instructed the rest of the world to "prepare for the worst."

The lead author of the report, Andrew Burns, said that the "importance of contingency planning cannot be stressed enough" and that if there is a major financial crisis in Europe the entire globe will be deeply affected....

"An escalation of the crisis would spare no-one. Developed- and developing-country growth rates could fall by as much or more than in 2008/09."

So should we be alarmed that George Soros, the IMF and the World Bank are all proclaiming that a financial nightmare could be just around the corner?

Of course we should be.

Whether their motives are pure or not, they are telling the truth about the global financial situation in this case. As I have written about so frequently, there are a whole host of signs that indicate that we could be on the verge of a major global recession.

A lot of folks in the investment world are warning that hard times are about to hit us as well. For example, the following is what legendary investor Joseph Granville recently told Bloomberg Television....

Joseph Granville, whose “sell everything” call in 1981 sparked a decline in U.S. stocks, said the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDU) will drop toward 8,000 this year because of waning momentum and volume.

“Volume precedes prices,” Granville, 88, a technical analyst who has been publishing the Granville Market Letter from Kansas City, Missouri for about 50 years, said in an interview on “Street Smart” on Bloomberg Television. “You are seeing much lower volume. That tells you that prices are going to go much lower, much lower than most people think possible and very few people have projected.”

Considering all of the warnings out there, it only seems prudent to prepare for the worst.

But unfortunately, a lot of people are just going to leave their holdings sitting out there like a dead duck, and they are going to be absolutely devastated by the coming financial tsunami.

Those that believe that the United States can somehow escape the coming financial storm don't really know what they are talking about.

In fact, there was very troubling news for the U.S. dollar just the other day. It was announced that India will start paying for its oil from Iran in a currency other than U.S. dollars.

But this is just another sign that the rest of the world is starting to reject the U.S. dollar. For decades, the U.S. dollar has been the reserve currency of the world and this has given us a tremendous advantage. Unfortunately for us, that is now changing.

U.S. newspapers are not talking about what is going on, but mainstream newspapers in Europe are. Right now, some of the biggest countries in the world are working on plans to quit using U.S. dollars for the buying and selling of oil.

The following comes from a recent article in The Independent....

In the most profound financial change in recent Middle East history, Gulf Arabs are planning – along with China, Russia, Japan and France – to end dollar dealings for oil, moving instead to a basket of currencies including the Japanese yen and Chinese yuan, the euro, gold and a new, unified currency planned for nations in the Gulf Co-operation Council, including Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, Kuwait and Qatar.

Secret meetings have already been held by finance ministers and central bank governors in Russia, China, Japan and Brazil to work on the scheme, which will mean that oil will no longer be priced in dollars.

The plans, confirmed to The Independent by both Gulf Arab and Chinese banking sources in Hong Kong, may help to explain the sudden rise in gold prices, but it also augurs an extraordinary transition from dollar markets within nine years.

This is a very big deal, and if this gets pulled off it is going to have devastating consequences for the U.S. dollar and for the U.S. economy.

But of course when it comes to troubles for the U.S. financial system, there are a whole host of issues that could be talked about.

An environment for a "perfect storm" is developing, and most Americans have absolutely no idea what is about to happen.

Fortunately, there are some researchers out there that are working hard to sound the alarm bells. For example, the following quote comes from a recent interview with Gerald Celente....

I believe that we have to watch out for something along the lines of an economic martial law. The European system is in collapse. The financial system in the United States is just as tenuous, if not more, and I believe they will not admit there will be a financial crash but rather they will use a geo-political issue to get the people in a state of fear and hysteria whereby they'll then call a bank holiday or devaluation of the currency, or a hyperinflation of the currency, and blame it on somebody else.

It would be wise to listen to what experts such as Gerald Celente are saying.

Now is the time to take stock of where you are at and to make plans for the coming year.

Just because things have "always" been a certain way does not mean that they will continue to be that way.

Just because certain things have "always" worked in the past does not mean that they will continue to work in the future.

Our world is experiencing fundamental changes. It is changing at a faster pace than we have ever seen before. The way that we all live our lives five or ten years from now will be vastly different from how we live our lives today.

This will be a very challenging time to be alive, but it is also going to be a very exciting time to be alive.

So what do all of you think is going to happen in 2012?


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: collapse; conflict; cw2; cwii; dollarcollapse; geraldcelente; getreadyhereitcomes; preparenow; prepperping; riots; shtf; soros; survivalping

1 posted on 01/24/2012 5:56:05 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
Posted earlier today:

George Soros Warns Of Financial Collapse, Class Warfare And The Rise Of Evil


2 posted on 01/24/2012 5:59:23 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

He is evil.


3 posted on 01/24/2012 6:00:23 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: blam

Affirmative


4 posted on 01/24/2012 6:00:23 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: blam

They crashed the economy in 2008 to get the fraud elected president, so now it’s just redeux to get him his second term.


5 posted on 01/24/2012 6:00:39 PM PST by 9422WMR
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To: blam

Sssshhh. Sit down and be quiet. Now again, will that be right-hand or forehead?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Sc3W4d7oMY

Just found out that a friend of mine went through one of these checkouts when he was visiting near or Indonesia recently. Somebody told me he mentioned it to them. It was already installed at the grocery store he went to.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=44f5A8PCWiU


6 posted on 01/24/2012 6:00:57 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: blam
Notorious Market Timer Joe Granville Predicts A 50% Plunge
7 posted on 01/24/2012 6:03:04 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

It does make you wonder. You know he’s sees something to gain for him by saying this.


8 posted on 01/24/2012 6:03:28 PM PST by SuzyQue (Don't believe everything you think.)
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To: blam
Soros is even warning of riots in the streets of America.

Soros ought to know, he's paying the rioters.

9 posted on 01/24/2012 6:03:28 PM PST by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it. (plagiarized))
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To: BenLurkin

Did the Mayans know about Soros? I mean, he’s old enough. . .


10 posted on 01/24/2012 6:03:28 PM PST by JoanVarga (We no longer have the luxury of ascribing to incompetence what is plainly evil.)
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To: blam

It is true that the world is much worse off financially than 2008.

That being said, we all have heard what “business” Soros was in during WWII ...


11 posted on 01/24/2012 6:03:48 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: blam
Soros is well acquainted with evil.
12 posted on 01/24/2012 6:04:36 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (The Chicago Way isn't the American Way.)
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To: blam

Nazi collaborator George Soros uses his billions to fund anti-American groups to bring down the nation he hates the most, the USA.


13 posted on 01/24/2012 6:08:27 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: blam

He orchestrated and manipulated the 08 financial collapse to get his boyee elected, expect more this year.


14 posted on 01/24/2012 6:12:32 PM PST by Toespi
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To: Old Sarge

What’s not to Hate? America stands in the way of finally achieving that Utopian dream of social justice and equality of misery throughout the entire world...except for the select few.


15 posted on 01/24/2012 6:13:49 PM PST by Sioux-san
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To: blam

If anyone is an expert on evil, Soros is it. The first thing the Republicans should do after they win the Senate and the presidency is deport this criminal. He never should have bought citizenship in this country.


16 posted on 01/24/2012 6:14:46 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: blam

As some of my troops used to say when we had been given a particularly sh!tty assignment. ‘It don’t mean nuttin LT.

Most of use are prepared. Blood in the streets? More than likely in the major cities that are disproportionately occupied by Liberals.

I’m going to find a lot of things to be entertained with if Soros is correct.


17 posted on 01/24/2012 6:15:13 PM PST by x1stcav (I'm voting for anyone in 2012 but an Ivy Leager.)
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To: blam
Yes the entire globe is sinking under the weight of bloated government.

The problem in the US is a significant percentage (now a critical mass) of the people are getting paid very comfortable incomes and benefits from government jobs. All of which is being paid for by taking money from those in the private sector. It can't continue, and it won't.

The end is near. We either permanently lay off hundreds of thousands of government workers or face total economic collapse.

18 posted on 01/24/2012 6:16:59 PM PST by precisionshootist
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To: blam

No, he isn’t trying to scare us to death, but he IS trying to steal our country, on his way to stealing all the money and power in the world. BEWARE!


19 posted on 01/24/2012 6:20:03 PM PST by redhead (, , , comedian)
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To: blam

The evil thing looks like a cross between a wart hog and an anteater. ugh.


20 posted on 01/24/2012 6:21:06 PM PST by redhead (, , , comedian)
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To: blam; Jim Robinson; onyx
"So what do all of you think is going to happen in 2012?"

Sadly it doesn't take Soros to tell us - we've known it was coming for a long time - the problem is, no one has had the guts to tell us when the collapse will be upon us.

The good news is we're already in the beginning of the collapse - the bad news is, it's going to 'hit the wall' within the next few weeks. I'm betting the 'crash of the market' part will begin before the end of March - more surely, no later than the end of April.

If you have any money that can be used to buy gold - buy it as quickly as you can. Gold will more than double its price within a week, once this thing starts.

21 posted on 01/24/2012 6:24:40 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: Old Sarge

What happens “in the streets”, George Soros pays to have happen in the streets. Money stokes fears, buys trouble and enriches the evil. Thanks be to God, for God Almighty.
Soros may indeed have trouble with HIM on some particular day.


22 posted on 01/24/2012 6:25:10 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012 / Rick Bachmann=Tool of the RINO/Romney backers)
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To: blam

Anyone who has read anything about Soros can answer that question. George Soros is dedicated to one world governance, that’s what it’s all about with this guy.

There will never be a world government until America is broken. That’s it, period. So America must be broken and that’s what’s in motion now.


23 posted on 01/24/2012 6:25:18 PM PST by Beatthedrum
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To: Ron C.
"If you have any money that can be used to buy gold - buy it as quickly as you can."

Well, thankfully, I don't have any money to invest so don't have to worry about that. I will worry about just living during a depression though.

24 posted on 01/24/2012 6:29:52 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is not just brewing, rebellion is here!!)
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To: blam

There’s a lot of money to be made from chaos. A lot of money changes hands when blood flows in the streets, and battles need financing.


25 posted on 01/24/2012 7:04:56 PM PST by factoryrat (We are the producers, the creators. Grow it, mine it, build it.)
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To: blam

Yes,he is and they are.

The message is clear.

If Americans even think about electing more TEA partiers, he will let loose the hounds of hell.

And if we think global control sounds unpleasant, he is warning us that he will starve us and trample us order his military to attack us.


26 posted on 01/24/2012 7:05:40 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

bfl


27 posted on 01/24/2012 7:21:56 PM PST by jusduat (on the mercy of the Lord alone.)
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To: jusduat

I’m not sure what that means.


28 posted on 01/24/2012 7:28:04 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: Ghost of Philip Marlowe

a bookmark..bump for later (so I can find this thread)


29 posted on 01/24/2012 7:39:57 PM PST by jusduat (on the mercy of the Lord alone.)
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To: blam

I believe every word he is saying. He’s pulled this crap before he will do it here.


30 posted on 01/24/2012 7:48:26 PM PST by eak3
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To: blam

What’s the matter, Georgy?
Didn’t BUY enough Secretaries of State???

snip—”A group backed by Soros is gearing up to steal the 2012 election for President Obama and congressional Democrats by installing left-wing Democrats as secretaries of state across the nation. From such posts, secretaries of state can help tilt the electoral playing field.”

http://spectator.org/archives/2009/12/04/soros-eyes-secretaries/print


31 posted on 01/24/2012 7:56:11 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Navy Patriot

Soros is even warning of riots in the streets.

Let’s all pray Georgy is IN the streets when the riots start.


32 posted on 01/24/2012 8:00:00 PM PST by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: blam

Soros wants to end the constitution and capitalism and bring in global socialism and rule over the “states” of the world. A lot of the Davos freaks are into this now which is why we have a racist Muslim Marxist in the White Hut.


33 posted on 01/24/2012 8:02:47 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: Ron C.

George Soros wants the collapse and in fact, he’s behind a lot of the anarchy. He funds rioters, radical Left wing projects including the Communist party.

I honestly don’t know why or how the evil monster is still breathing.


34 posted on 01/24/2012 8:13:40 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC - DONATE MONTHLY! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know!)
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To: precisionshootist
What is interesting to me, is how in 2008 no one saw the bubble, some always hint to it and now we see the collapse everywhere. The comments section of this article in the orginal written form there is an opinion shared in the comment section that Europe's problem is political but is manageable. That our problem is worst because it is both political and economical. Political in the sense that we do not have the will to stop going off the cliff. I think the bubble was hidden from sight and now the path to recovery seems to be out of sight.
35 posted on 01/24/2012 8:30:27 PM PST by frank46
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To: jusduat

Oh, of course. Sorry about that. Bit tired here.


36 posted on 01/24/2012 8:39:44 PM PST by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival. (Ron Paul is the Lyndon Larouche of the 21st century.))
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To: frank46

Anybody who knew how to read the markets saw the bubble bursting. Problem is most don’t know how to read the roadmap.


37 posted on 01/24/2012 10:19:34 PM PST by Free Vulcan (Election 2012 - America stands or falls. No more excuses. Get involved.)
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